Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response
WASHINGTON (AP) -- United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear....
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Islamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted
BEIRUT (AP) -- More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted....
Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts
VIENNA (AP) -- Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal....
Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus....
Jury convicts driver in Pa. fire chief's death
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A York County jury has convicted a central Pennsylvania man in the death of a fire chief who was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic last year....
21 federally indicted in W.Va.-Pa. drug ring
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A federal drug taskforce has arrested 13 and indicted 21 in a Philadelphia to Morgantown drug distribution ring....
Elderly man shoots wife with dementia, kills self
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a 92-year-old Pennsylvania man told his son he planned to end his elderly wife's suffering, then shot her in the head before killing himself....
Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims
Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims....
Pennsylvania jobless rate declines to 6-year low
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's jobless rate dropped to a six-year low in October....
Police: Wounded suspect tried to run over officers
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say they opened fire on a suspect in northeastern Pennsylvania when it appeared the man was trying to run officers over while fleeing a crack deal with a police informant....
Tire bounds into car near Pittsburgh, killing 1
GLENSHAW, Pa. (AP) -- Police say one person is dead after a detached truck tire bounded across a Pittsburgh highway and smashed into an oncoming car....
6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh
CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) -- A shooting early Friday at a building outside Pittsburgh that police described as a speakeasy left six people wounded, and investigators were searching for a shooter or shooters....
Pa. sinkhole swallows truck, forces evacuation
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- A sinkhole partly swallowed a utility truck and forced the evacuation of 30 people after it struck, but did not break, a gas line in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley....
Pittsburgh: Free Saturday parking for holidays
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh is offering up a holiday treat for downtown shoppers: free parking....
While Washington is gearing up for a fight over immigration, some economists say there should be a discussion on the impact immigrants bring to the American economy in the long-term. A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Robert Litan says skilled immigrants are good for America and they are twice as likely to start businesses as native-born Americans.
Should the President seek Congressional authorization for the military intervention in Iraq and Syria?